Thursday, December 28, 2006

Long Time No Post!

Okay, it's been a long time since I've had the chance to update this lil ol' blog. So long, in fact that Blogger has apparently been consumed by Google and, I guess has a whole bunch of new features I'll have to learn to use. This was news to me. Anyway, since It's been awhile, I figured you good folks out there deserve a update bonanza, so here goes.

Images gallore! That's what it's all about, right? First up is a picture of my incorrigible five-year-old Arlaux and an unsuspecting Santa. When we asked her what she wanted to wear to go see The Man, she immediately decided that the only outfit suitable was her Supergirl outfit. That's my girl!

Next up is my latest obsession. During the 1970s, Marvel Comics published one of the best WWII-era comic books of all time. Roy Thomas and Frank Robins produced some of the most memorable, over-the-top stories I've ever read. My collection of "Invaders" books is only about a dozen, but I plan on filling in the many gaps over the course of the '07 convention season.

Here's something that I almost never do! When a friend at work asked me to do a portrait of a friend of his for a birthday present, I cautiously accepted the challenge. Hey, I'm no Inkslinger. I never know how people are going to react when they see a picture of themselves drawn in my "style." Well, this one went over pretty well, I guess as her whole family wanted copies of it.
No, it's not "Snakes on a Plane," but it is a pretty close likeness to Mr. Samuel Jackson taken from an early issue of "Hero for Hire." I took some time off from drawing comics to actually read a bunch of dusty old comics I've acquired over the past year. I'll be posting images worth sharing, including the "Marvel Two-In-One" WTF panel of all time. Stay tuned. Okay, I altered that last word balloon a bit.

Finally, I managed to get two paintings under my belt, both for my buddy Dwayne's boys for Christmas. Since they were going to be hung in the same house, I decided to try an experiment in light and dark contrast, making Cap the brighter of the two and Hawkeye a little more menacing. I've got two more on the way and you'll be seeing them as soon as they're done.

Well, that about sums things up this time around. I'll be posting more soon, including further installments on "Dollar Store Cinema." I might even post a review of a movie with both Bo Hopkins and Jerry Reed in it! Considering I thought those two were the same guy, it was quite a shock.